New Powerbooks Energy Saver settings

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by buttercup, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. buttercup
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    I just received my new 15" powerbook and was trying to tweak with the Energy Savings settings when I noticed something odd.

    My boyfriends 17" from last February has this "Processor Performance" drop down menu under the options tab and mine does not. I also remember this from my old ibook. His has all the new updates as does mine. So why am I missing this functionality?

    Has anyone else noticed this? and does anyone have any idea how to tweak it?

    I would also love any suggestions on the best settings for reducing heat and maximizing battery life (other then choosing the better battery life setting of course! ).

    thanks!
     
  2. aristobrat
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    Don't know exactly if this is what you're looking for, but on my new PB, if you click on the battery icon on the top-right part of the screen, you'll get a pull-down menu that lets you set the PB for optimal battery life, or "normal", or for performance. I'm assuming that these settings will affect the processor, amongst other things. :confused:
     
  3. Bear
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    It's automatic on the newest PowerBooks. There have been several other posts in these forums over the past few days about it.
     

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